Kioti Tractor has opened a new distribution centre to serve the Canadian market.
On Jan. 8, the compact equipment manufacturer announced the opening of the more than 55,000 square metre facility in Mississauga, Ontario.
The new location provides Kioti Tractor with office and destruction space in an effort to reduce shipping and delivery times for its Canadian dealers, as well as increase support for its end users.
According to Kioti, the new distribution centre represents its confidence in the future of the brand in Canada.
“At Kioti, we are committed to delivering outstanding service to our growing network of dealers,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. Kioti Tractor Division. “This expansion illustrates that commitment, and will allow us to provide unmatched availability and delivery of products to our Canadian dealer partners and customers.”
The new local presence will expand upon Kioti’s North American distribution network by strategically placing assembled inventory and parts supplies in a key market, ready for expedited delivery to dealers.
Longer term, this facility will support the planned growth of Kioti’s dealer network — making product and parts availability and simplified logistics a reality for both current and future dealers across Canada.
This Canadian expansion follows a $13 million, 15,000 square metres warehouse expansion and a nearly 1,400 square metre office addition to Kioti’s North American headquarters in Wendell, North Carolina. The expansion of the Kioti Tractor Wendell facility will double the size of the company’s headquarters. Construction is expected to wrap up by late 2019.
“After 30 years of consistent growth in North America, we are pleased with the progress we have made in 2018 on expanding both our North American headquarters and establishing our new Canadian operation,” said Anna Kim, Kioti’s chief operating officer.
“In Canada, specifically, Kioti seeks to create a positive economic impact on the greater Toronto metro area, which will begin by employing several full-time individuals in the distribution centre in the near future.”